Our work

We know having knowledge about best practice is necessary but isn’t enough to effect change.

Effective implementation is needed, to see positive and sustained changes in the lives of vulnerable children and young people. The difference between what knowledge tells us to do and our real-life structures and practice, is known as the implementation gap.

At CELCIS, we offer a unique package of services and work alongside the people, organisations and systems that touch children’s lives, to close this implementation gap.

Here you can find out more about the areas we work across and the services we offer.



Our policy specialists help you understand legislation and implement effective policy frameworks for children and young people.

> Visit Policy 



Our research, evidence and evaluation methods help you assess what works and what doesn't, allowing you to design and deliver better services.

> Visit Research


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Our advanced qualifications and learning opportunities build on the skills base of professionals working with looked after children and young people.

> Visit Qualifications



Our highly skilled specialists deliver consultancy from all our areas of expertise for frontline staff, strategic leaders, teams and organisations.

> Visit Consultancy



Find out how we help develop systems which ensure that every looked after child in Scotland is quickly provided with a settled, secure and permanent place to live.

> Visit Permanence

Health & wellbeing


To support traumatised children in the best possible way, we're working to encourage understanding and love, and aiming for long term good health and emotional strength.

> Visit Health and wellbeing

Protecting Children

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All children should have the very best start in life. Find out about the important contribution we're making to strengthen how we all protect children across Scotland.

> Visit Protecting Children

Throughcare & aftercare


Leaving care is a huge life event for looked after young people. See how we're developing a new norm of ongoing support to help them take those big steps successfully.             

> Visit Throughcare and aftercare

Historical abuse


Our specialist skills are used to support survivors of abuse in residential care as well as service provideres and others to implement solutions that secure access to justice for survivors.

> Visit Historical abuse

Learning & development


Learn and grow through our programme of professional development, tailored training, informal learning, conferences and events.

> Visit Learning and development



The stats for looked after children at school don't make good reading, but we're doing multi-agency work to build on children's rich capacities and aspirations to secure a brighter future.

> Visit Education



Children living in alternative care is a global concern and we are proud to participate in a two-way learning process with our colleagues in the international childcare community.

> Visit International

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